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Potentilla fruticosa 'Marian Red Robin'

…With pretty red flowers, with yellow centres, throughout the summer and early autumn, set against grey-green foliage, this shrub is well suited to cottage style gardens. Height: 100cm (39). Spread: 100cm (39). Plant height and spread is seasonal therefore we list by pot size rather than a defined…  More Info

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Hydrangea arborescens 'Strong Annabelle'

…and reduced flopping for a more enjoyable garden display. The giant globes of pretty white flowers appear from midsummer through to autumn and make impressive, long-lasting cut flowers. Grow this Sevenbark in borders, cottage gardens, woodland gardens or even large patio containers for a spectacular…  More Info

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Potentilla fruticosa 'Limelight'

…hardy deciduous shrub renowned for its pretty flowers. They have five circular white flowers in a star shape, and have a yellow tint in the centre. The plant is very low maintenance and will flower throughout the summer from May to September. It is a perfect cottage garden shrub, and also looks…  More Info

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Buddleja davidii 'White Ball'

…is highly attractive to pollinating insects, particularly butterflies. It's compact habit makes it perfect for blending into mixed borders, cottage gardens or large patio containers. As with most Buddlejas, this variety thrives in hot, sunny positions where it tolerates drought well. Height and…  More Info

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Hardy English Lavender

English lavender is the quintessential cottage garden plant, with a multitude of uses in the garden. Whether you are edging paths or brightening up sunny borders, you'll find that this hardy shrub is always top of the plant list. Lavender is loved for its dreamy fragrance and upright spikes of…  More Info

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Cytisus 'Boskoop Ruby'

…an easy to grow, colourful flowering shrub. Its deep crimson flowers smother the plant in early summer, and return ever year. It tolerates full sun, and is a great shrub for garden borders in a range of garden styles, from cottage to contemporary. This shrub grows to a very manageable size, making…  More Info

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Magnolia soulangeana

…in mid-spring and are a sight to behold! Perfect for small gardens and requiring little pruning, this Saucer Magnolia is ideal for low maintenance gardens, shrub borders and cottage gardens, pairing superbly with spring bulbs and shrubs. Height and spread: 6m (20'). Culinary information: The young…  More Info

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Deutzia setchuenensis var. corymbiflora

Deutzia setchuenensis var. corymbiflora has earned an RHS AGM award for it's garden performance and this graceful deciduous shrub comes into it's own in cottage gardens, woodland positions and mixed borders. The main features are the dense clusters of star shaped white flowers in early summer that…  More Info

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Caryopteris x clandonensis 'Ferndown'

…to September these are topped with clusters of pretty deep blue flowers which are highly attractive to pollinating insects. This compact, drought-tolerant shrub is perfect for hot dry borders, cottage gardens and coastal gardens, and is very easy to maintain. Height: 120cm (48). Spread: 150cm (59).  More Info

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Lilac 'Madame Lemoine'

…'Mme Lemoine' is an elegant, trouble-free variety with nectar rich, fragrant flowers that are loved by butterflies. A well loved specimen shrub for cottage garden borders that requires little maintenance. Height and spread: 7m (22'). Culinary note: Adding the fragrant flowers to cream cheese or even…  More Info

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Lilac Duo Collection

…Collection are popular with gardeners. These hardy, deciduous shrubs are perfect for the cottage garden as they are easy to grow and make beautiful cut flowers. Great for growing in sunny borders, or as stand-alone specimens to to create focal features in the garden. Lilac Duo Collection comprises:…  More Info

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Kerria japonica 'Golden Guinea'

…back to the UK and used in British gardens. 'Golden Guinea' is bigger and brighter than the original plants that were imported, and holds an Award of Garden Merit from the Royal Horticultural Society. It is a nice shrub for woodland and cottage style gardens. Its arching stems become full of yellow…  More Info

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Chaenomeles x superba 'Elly Mossel'

…when cooked and make a delicious jam. This Flowering Quince forms a neat rounded shrub which works wonderfully in mixed borders, cottage gardens and woodland gardens or alternatively it can be trained as a wall shrub. The blooms are also a great early source of nectar for bees. Height: 1.2m (4').…  More Info

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Lilac 'Katherine Havemeyer'

…lilac shrub, is the perfect, trouble-free addition to any garden. Its lavender-blue flowers are produced on a background of heart-shaped foliage and the plant requires minimal maintenance, making the spreading shrub a firm favourite in cottage garden borders. It is loved by gardeners and wildlife…  More Info

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Aronia x prunifolia 'Viking'

…dishes. The berries remain while the plant's leaves turn orange, red and purple, and even hang around to provide winter sustenance for birds. The Chokeberry is therefore a great choice for wildlife gardens, as well as woodland areas and borders in cottage gardens. Height: 2m (6'7); Spread: 2m (6'7).  More Info

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Caryopteris x clandonensis 'Hint of Gold'

…deciduous golden green foliage as a backdrop to the cobalt blue flowers. Bluebeard's late summer blooms have an abundance of nectar to encourage bees, butterflies and other pollinators to your garden and will make a welcome addition to any cottage or wildlife garden. Height and spread: 90cm (36).  More Info

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Lavender 'Fathead'

There are few finer sights in a cottage garden than French Lavender. Unlike conventional Lavender, the French variety emits a spicy fragrance. The evergreen plants are surprisingly easy to grow and enchantingly decorative. The flowers of Lavender ?Fathead' are rich in nectar, making them especially…  More Info

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Hydrangea aspera 'Macrophylla'

…by pale lilac bracts. The large, deciduous shrubs have an open branching habit, bearing felted leaves and striking lacecap flowers throughout summer. Hydrangea 'Macrophylla' is the quintessential showpiece Hydrangea, fitting perfectly in cottage garden planting schemes and woodland borders. The…  More Info

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Caryopteris x clandonensis 'Thetis'

…of beautiful, clear blue flowers appear at the tips of the stems which are highly attractive to pollinating insects. Compact and drought tolerant, this deciduous shrub is perfect for hot dry borders, Mediterranean gardens, cottage gardens and coastal areas. Height: 100cm (39). Spread: 150cm (59).  More Info

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Deutzia 'Tourbillon Rouge'

…The eye-catching pink flowers also have a delicate scent so offer a treat for both senses. When the flowers are over and autumn nears it's end the interest turns to the orange-red peeling bark. Deutzia 'Tourbillon Rouge' is perfect for cottage gardens and mixed borders. Height and spread: 2m (6'.5).  More Info

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Spiraea 'Arguta'

garden shrub that becomes covered in arching sprays of small white flowers in May. It is very easy to maintain, and makes a great informal hedge, or as a specimen in a large border, alongside other flowering shrubs, such as Rhododendron. It is well suited to both cottage and modern style gardens,  More Info

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Choisya x dewitteana 'White Dazzler'

…compact evergreen shrub with small, slender, glossy green leaves which are attractive all year round. Awarded a prestigious RHS AGM, this rounded low-maintenance shrub provides permanent structure in the garden, working well in mixed borders, cottage gardens and coastal gardens. It can even be grown…  More Info

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Fothergilla major

shrub with colour. As autumn approaches the leaves take on brilliant red and orange tones, which Fothergilla major is famed for. A neat, slow-growing habit and fantastic seasonal colour make Fothergilla major a valuable specimen in mixed borders, cottage gardens and the edges of woodland gardens.  More Info

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Veronica spicata 'Snow Candles'

…perennial blooms throughout the summer, attracting a constant hum of bees and butterflies. With time, this charming Speedwell will form a spreading clump at the front of borders. Perfect for cottage gardens, wildlife areas or as a hard-working patio plant. Height: 20cm (10). Spread: 30cm (12).  More Info

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Hypericum perforatum

This hardy perennial will make an excellent addition to wild flower, cottage and low maintenance gardens. The golden star shaped blooms are borne on the tips of upright stems during June, July and August. Hypericum perforatum'is better known as St. Johns Wort which is renowned as an anti-depressant…  More Info

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Sambucus nigra f. porphyrophylla 'Black Lace'

…black berries, that are a great food source for garden birds. It is a great hardy, deciduous shrub for borders and is a good choice for a wide range of gardens including; woodland gardens, wildlife gardens, cottage gardens and also contemporary gardens. This ornamental Elder has been bred from our…  More Info

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Hydrangea arborescens 'Annabelle'

…maintain and can be planted in garden borders or large containers. It was awarded an Award of Garden Merit from the Royal Horticultural Society and is a great specimen for a range of garden designs including modern minimalist gardens, woodland gardens and cottage gardens. The flowerheads can be…  More Info

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Lavender 'Munstead'

A cottage garden classic! Brush past its evergreen foliage to release the intense perfume of this compact lavender. Its delicate purple blue flowers held on stiff stems, attract bees and other insects; they also make excellent cut or dried flowers. Grow Lavender ?Munstead? in containers, as a low…  More Info

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Deutzia 'Raspberry Sundae'

gardens, Deutzia 'Raspberry Sundae', is low maintenance and compact. It has'lovely two-tone, pink and cream flowers, that have a gentle perfume. This deciduous shrub has light green foliage in summer, that turns yellow in autumn. It is well suited to informal, woodland and cottage style gardens, and…  More Info

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Hibiscus syriacus 'Red Heart'

…and multi-stemmed form, and is deer resistant. This makes it a great choice for cottage and woodland gardens. It is also well suited to modern city gardens, planted in a garden border, alongside other flowering shrubs. Height & Spread: 2.5m (8'). Culinary note: The flowers can be infused to make a…  More Info

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Potentilla fruticosa 'Pink Paradise'

This bushy Potentilla ?Pink Paradise' shrub will be smothered with punchy little pink flowers from late spring and throughout summer. With this long flowering season it is great used in rockeries as well as cottage garden borders. If you are looking for a garden plant that's both rabbit and deer…  More Info

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Lilac 'Bloomerang Dark Purple'

…deciduous shrub almost continually from spring to the first frosts. The abundant blooms of Lilac 'Bloomerang Dark Purple' are sweetly fragrant and make a lovely addition to cut flower arrangements. With a neat, compact habit, this superb lilac bush makes a fabulous specimen for cottage garden  More Info

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Aronia x prunifolia 'Aron'

…white blooms in the spring, which release a sweet, subtle fragrance. Equally impressive is its foliage's compact, spreading habit, which makes Aronia x prunifolia 'Aron' an excellent choice for flowerbeds and borders in cottage, wildlife and woodland gardens. Height: 1.5m (4'11); Spread: 2m (6'7).  More Info

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Potentilla fruticosa 'Abbotswood'

…this must surely be one of the most attractive. Easy to grow, this Potentilla is ideal for both rockeries and cottage gardens and they are often found in parks and landscaped gardens in the UK, confirming what tough, easy yet pretty little shrubs they are. Height: 75cm (30). Spread: 120cm (60).  More Info

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Spiraea japonica 'Odensala'

…and butterflies to the garden. The dark green, pointed leaves turn to russet and gold in autumn, illuminating borders with a golden glow. Spiraea are hardy and reliable deciduous shrubs that will happily flourish with only minimal care. Perfect for wildlife areas, cottage gardens and low maintenance…  More Info

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Honeysuckle 'Fragrant Cloud'

Enjoy the summer fragrance of sweet honeysuckle flowers with this outstanding variety of the cottage garden favourite. Honeysuckle 'Fragrant Cloud' is the perfect variety for climbing over fences and trellises. Why not train it over a pergola and enjoy the pretty red and beige flowers while sitting…  More Info

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Honeysuckle 'Celestial'

Honeysuckle is a traditional cottage garden favourite for it deciduous twining stems and opulent display of summer flowers. With a lovely compact habit, Honeysuckle ?Celestial? is perfect for climbing over an obelisk to create a garden focal point. Whorls of apricot-pink flowers make a showy display…  More Info

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Abelia 'Edward Goucher'

…a delicate honey fragrance. Cloaked in bright green leaves throughout summer, Abelia 'Edward Goucher' turns to muted shades of bronze with the onset of autumn. This RHS AGM variety is a popular choice for cottage garden borders and makes an pleasing hedge too. Height: 150cm (59). Spread: 200cm (78).  More Info

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Artemisia arborescens 'Powis Castle'

shrub which is prized for its mounds of silver feathery leaves, and has been awarded an RHS AGM. Originating from the Mediterranean, Wormwood has fantastic drought tolerance and is perfect for hot, sunny and dry borders! This hardy evergreen plant makes a wonderful highlight in cottage garden  More Info

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Hibiscus syriacus 'Woodbridge'

Hibiscus syriacus 'Woodbridge' is a late summer flowering shrub that is perfect for both cottage and exotic style gardens. It blooms in late summer, when many other shrubs have finished flowering. The large, 8cm diameter, pink flowers, with ruby-red centres last until autumn. This Rose Mallow has…  More Info

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Clematis montana 'Grandiflora'

…in the early summer months between May and June. This type of climbing plant is ideal for any walls or fences that may need covering up and will add the cottage garden feel to any space. Ideal for attracting wildlife into the garden also. Height: 12m (39'). Spread: 4m (13'). Pruning group: 1.  More Info

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Honeysuckle 'Halliana'

…the summer breeze. The rich, green foliage remains semi-evergreen in sheltered areas, providing a show of winter greenery. This twining climber is a cottage garden classic - perfect for training over archways, onto trellis or into mature trees and large shrubs. Height: 10m (32?). Spread: 2m (6.5?).  More Info

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Pulmonaria 'Sissinghurst White'

…Pulmonaria will make good ground cover under trees and shrubs or in a shady corner of the garden and is very suitable for a woodland or cottage garden setting. These features make 'Sisinghurst White' a worthy ward winner of RHS Award of Garden Merit. Height: 30cm (12). Spread: 45cm (18). Culinary…  More Info

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Rose 'Home Florist 'Timeless Pink' (Hybrid Tea Rose)

…Tea/Bush Rose A recent introduction by the renowned German rose breeders, Noack, Rose 'Home Florist Timeless Pink' has the classic looks of a cottage garden rose but with all the advantages of modern breeding. The perfectly formed, fully-double blooms come in a light pink and have a strong, fruity…  More Info

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Lavatera 'Princess Pink'

…double-flowered variety of this cottage garden favourite. With a compact habit, this new dwarf Lavatera is perfect for smaller borders and large containers; its upright stems cloaked with bright pink, saucer-shaped flowers throughout summer. This neat, free-flowering shrub is tough, reliable and…  More Info

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Rose 'Phyllis Bide' (Rambling)

…scent. This medium-sized rambler will easily smother a large arch, pergola or wall with masses of flowers creating that quintessential, relaxed cottage garden style. Its slender, flexible branches are not too thorny making it easier to prune. Tolerant of both poor soil and partial shade it can even…  More Info

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Tree Peony 'Feng Dan Bai' (White Phoenix)

…appear above the attractive, divided foliage. Hardy and long-lived, these shapely deciduous shrubs are fantastic for adding an exotic touch to borders or work equally well in bustling cottage gardens. Tree peonies also make beautiful cut flowers for the home. Height and spread: 1.5m (5'). Culinary…  More Info

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Honeysuckle 'Serotina'

…late summer the blooms are replaced by glossy red berries that extend the display. This deciduous, twining climber makes a fabulous addition to cottage gardens and wildlife areas, where it will attract pollinating insects and birds. Grow it against walls and fences or trained over a porch or archway…  More Info

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Buddleja 'Butterfly Gold'

…butterflies. With a dense, compact habit, this deciduous shrub is perfect for mixed borders, where it stands out beautifully against green-leaved planting companions. A particularly fine choice for cottage garden planting schemes and wildlife gardens. Height: 2m (6'). Spread: 1.5m (5').Plant height…  More Info

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Lavender 'Munstead'

A cottage garden classic! Brush past its evergreen foliage to release the intense perfume of this compact lavender. Its delicate purple blue flowers held on stiff stems, attract bees and other insects; they also make excellent cut or dried flowers. Grow Lavender Munstead in containers, as a low…  More Info

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Wisteria sinensis 'Rosea'

…leaves provide an attractive covering for walls and pergolas throughout summer. This showy climber is a must-have for creating that romantic cottage garden feel. Perfect for training over pergolas and covering large expanses of wall, this hardy wisteria reaches a staggering 9m high and 5m across to…  More Info

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Summer Colour Bundle

…display whether your garden is big or small. Bulk up beds, plug gaps in borders, and fill your patio pots with fabulous colour and long lasting structure. Our Summer Colour Bundle contains a generous selection of hardy shrubs and perennials that will brighten your garden from summer through to…  More Info

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Hibiscus syriacus Summer 'Ruffle'

…season. Exotic-looking, but a cinch to grow, it makes a glamorous feature shrub for a patio pot or border, providing colour late in the season when other plants are looking tired. It looks equally at home in a cottage garden scheme or a tropical-themed border. The flowers attract a wealth of…  More Info

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Sweet Pea 'Sweet Dreams'

…many award winning varieties, has been selected for outstanding fragrance, exhibition standard blooms and superb growing performance. These cottage garden favourites are superb for cutting and the more blooms you cut, the more they will flower! Pop a few stems in a vase to fill a whole room with…  More Info

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Philadelphus 'Belle Etoile'

This Mock Orange shrub is a wonderful plant for cottage, woodland and informal city gardens. It bears a profusion of flowers from early summer, with white frilly petals, that are mauve pink in the centre, with creamy-yellow anthers. They produce a lovely orange fragrance and will attract bees and…  More Info

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Chaenomeles x superba 'Pink Lady'

…insects. In autumn golden-green fruits are produced, that can be used in jams. Grow it as a spreading shrub, or train it upwards onto a wall. It suits cottage, woodland and informal gardens. Height: 150cm (59). Spread: 200cm (78). Plant height and spread is seasonal therefore we list by pot size…  More Info

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Geranium sanguineum

shrubs and roses. It forms spreading mounds of attractive, finely divided, dark green leaves which are slightly shiny. From May to June, it is smothered in saucer-shaped, vivid magenta flowers, 3-4cm across, which are streaked with fine veins. It's fabulous in an informal cottage-style garden where…  More Info

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Pulmonaria 'Raspberry Splash'

…foliage. Lungworts have long been a favourite for cottage gardens, and ?Raspberry Splash? is a superb choice for attracting pollinating insects into wildlife areas, and for creating spreading clumps of groundcover in the shade of trees and shrubs. Its clusters of raspberry pink blooms appear above…  More Info

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Tree Peony 'Xue Ta'

…maintenance, disease resistant, and flower each spring. Tree Peonies are native to China and are an ideal plant for oriental gardens, and other types of garden from modern to cottage. They also make great cut flowers for indoor vases. Height and spread: 150cm (60). Culinary information: The petals…  More Info

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Potentilla fruticosa 'White Lady'

shrub, that from May to September is covered in small, pure white flowers. This Shrubby Cinquefoil, planted in groups, makes a great weed suppressing ground cover, or low hedge. It is ideal for garden borders and rockeries and blends in well in a range of garden designs from contemporary to cottage.  More Info

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